I have been having trouble getting in the Christmas spirit this year. The presents are wrapped, and the tree is up. It did not work. So today I ignored my diet and baked cookies.
From right to left there’s Dishpan cookies from Tom’s mother’s recipe, Snickerdoodles from my mother’s recipe, Peanut Butter Special K cookies from my paternal grandmother, and Swedish Ginger cookies that my maternal grandmother might like. While I was making these cookies I was thinking about the women in my family making these cookies for the family over the years. It worked. I am more in the holiday spirit now.